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tinyBuild: the new gamer on the block

Shares in the London market's newest video game developer look a compelling buy
tinyBuild: the new gamer on the block
  • tinyBuild is the newly-quoted video-game developer on Aim 
  • A focus on own-IP coupled with scope for multi-media growth looks compelling
Tip style
Growth
Risk rating
High
Timescale
Long Term
Bull points
  • Transition from third-party games developer to own-IP
  • Healthy pipeline of upcoming game releases 
  • Wider video game boom and M&A activity in the industry
Bear points
  • Video games must be well received by gamers and pundits 
  • Acquisition risks

London's stock market has become a feeding ground for big video games companies. In the space of less than a year, two foreign businesses have scooped up a London-listed developer. Electronic Arts (US:EA) snapped up racing game specialist Codemasters for £945m toward the end of 2020, and this month Chinese tech giant Tencent (HK:700) reached a takeover agreement with Sumo (SUMO) that has valued it at £919m. 

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